The service started having issues just before 1am UK time, and services are only now slowly returning to normal.
Microsoft confessed that multiple regions were affected by the “service interruption”.
Customers around the world using Azure storage, virtual machines, a number of SQL products and Active Directory, among other services, were confronted by the lengthy outage.
By 7am UK time this morning, Microsoft claimed to have revived its cloud platform.
It’s the second major outage to have hit Redmond’s Azure service in the past three months. In August, it had a similar sit-down, much to the frustration of it’s customers